Hi Everyone –
Warm greetings and blessings to you all!
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe and protected from all inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
Please forgive me for being a little late with my newsletter this month; summer is here – in ALL of its glory! – and I’ve been a very busy man. Here are the highlights of the past month:
– I completed the editing of the video footage from my June 6th House Concert with my pal Shawn Soucy – YAY!!! (Details on where to find the new videos are below in the “New Web Site Content” section.)
– I deepened the connection with my fabulous new NS Stick through daily practice, and I’m very excited about using it SOON in all of my solo performances.
– I made sacred sound at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (Vancouver), Unity of Vancouver, Centre for Positive Living (White Rock), Centre for Spiritual Life (Maple Ridge), Centre for Spiritual Living (Vancouver), and Spiritual Centre for Dynamic Living (Vancouver).
– I made a LOT of music, for private events on indoor stages and for public events on outdoor stages, with a LOT of talented folks in and around Vancouver: Russell Marsland and Suzanne Gitzi, Joani Bye and The Homewreckers, Famous Players, and my buddies The Hitmen in all of our “identities” (The Hitmen, California Calling, and Jake and Elwood’s Blues Brothers Revue).
I am very grateful for ALL of the music making in my life. May every note that I sing and play help to heal the world and help us remember who and what we truly are: spiritual beings having a human experience. AMEN!
(Full details are on the “Calendar” page.) I’ll be performing:
– at church services – Centre for Positive Living (July 27 and August 3), Centre for Spiritual Life (July 27), Centre for Spiritual Living (August 10) and Spiritual Centre for Dynamic Living (August 31);
– Kirtan (as people walk the Labyrinth) with Zoey Wren at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (July 25);
– in “Yesterday Once More” (A tribute to the music of The Carpenters) with Monique and Michael Creber at the Harmony Arts Festival (August 1);
– a solo concert at the Harmony Arts Festival (August 3);
– in “Just Singin’ Round” (a monthly fundraiser for various local charities) with Bonnie Ste-Croix at the Vancouver Rowing Club (August 5);
– as part of a dinner and concert package with fellow artists Freebo and Michael Morales at Pasta Nova in Woodinville, WA (August 14);
– at church services, followed by a solo concert, at Unity Church of Mesa in AZ (August 24)
I’d be honoured to see you at any of these events.
NEW WEB SITE CONTENT
As well as updating the calendar on my web site, I’ve:
– re-organized the info on my “Audio / Video” page, and added links to the two YouTube playlists of all of my videos (“House Concert, 6/6/08” and “CD Release Party, 16/3/07”);
– added a new comment about my house concerts on my “Bio / Press / Praise” page;
– added a photo of “California Calling” to my “Photos” page. (Click on it to see the whole picture.)
I hope that you’re all enjoying your summers. Go with love!
With love and gratitude,